Thursday, 23 December 2010

So what if MCLM is "Partisan" towards JUSTICE, Saiful?

"Why are they allowing Pakatan Rakyat’s priorities to be placed
over and above the principles guiding civil society in this country?"
~Wan Saiful Wan Jan, We need a principled political force
[Wan Saiful Wan Jan is chief executive of the
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (]

Bravo, Saiful- you got one thing right in this article - "MCLM is even more united, more focused and more committed to defeat Barisan Nasional than anything else".
No need to be "both surprised and upset", Wan Saiful - "upset" minds can ruin "perception" in forming "IDEAS", Saiful- and that's bad. So, just "surprised" will do, okay! And since you tend to "upset" allow me to spell it out for you ....

First of all, you need to remember, that in taking up the oath to be a healer, a doctor tends to first swear to "cause no harm" - and only then proceed with the rest.
Likewise- I'd go so far as to say that, MCLM strives to cause no harm to the prospect of removing UMNO from Putrajaya, in its efforts to heal Malaysia of the stench and cancer of corruption. Without the removal of Umno from Putrid-jaya (as it come to be known)- fighting for reform, would be a lost cause.

Then, whatever we do say about UMNO- it should be said within the context of UMNO's legendary intolerance for dissent, and the failure of UMNO to endorse the principles outlined in "The People's Declaration" - these acts speak volumes by themselves ...
So don't come around saying that UMNO hasn't been invited to dinner, Saiful.

It is not that MCLM "fears" a three cornered fight (which you seem to wish for)- but just that it doesn't see the point of it all, unless it is to aid the perpetuation of Umno rule.
It is not that civil society has become subservient to Pakatan Rakyat’s agenda as your "upset" mind perceives- but rather that civil society wishes to use PR in a positive manner, towards removing UMNO/BN and achieving their agenda or principles.

This is not without reason- (Thanks to that octogenarian Umno idol & puppetmaster -Mahathir), it is just that years of attempts upon attempts at reforming Umno/BN has been an exercise in futility - and have only resulted in progressively moronic politicians which has turned the Parliament into an ineffective talk-shop cum circus used to legitimize all thier shenanigans, and worsening corruption .

"MCLM must realise that Barisan Nasional is made up of many component parties.
And, within the component parties, take UMNO for example, there are factions too.
And some of these parties or factions could be open to their reform agenda....
.... MCLM must not discount them."

-Wan Saiful

Oh yes- MCLM definitely realizes that that there are "angels trapped in hell" .... even then, I don't think UMNO is an option, Saiful. If these "angels" who by choice don't mind staying in hell- then that's where they belong. QED.
And since these angels have been powerless to do anything (beyond staying there in feigned disgust) about the rot in UMNO all those years, if wuld be very rational to presume that they're definitely of no consequence to the reform agenda.

"Don't discount them" you say? I seriously doubt MCLM discounts them.... we just hope they have the guts to come out of the closet and be the reformist they claim they are then. Maybe they should realize that it's best they leave UMNO, if reform is what they have in their minds or hearts- otherwise they're best left to their own devices. I'd seriously doubt their credibility or even the point of talking to them unless we need to satisfy some strange masochistic fetish, or love to "fight or play with pigs" .

Nobody is "allowing Pakatan Rakyat’s priorities to be placed over and above the principles", as you put it - the two just converge in their motives towards eliminating a common enemy. It is a synergistic relationship, and not one of subservience as in the case of the Umno Allies in BN. Although it may appear to be otherwise to those who are "upset" and perceive it at "blind partisanship", that perception is far from the truth.

It is only the UMNO/BN spin that has gleefully at first led the people astray and confuse them further into thinking that MCLM intends to go in as a "third force" & turn it into a three-cornered fight .... and now, insinuate that it isn't guided by "principles".

One thing for sure though- it definitely isn't guided by UMNO/BN's hypocritical spirit of "1-Malaysia" reforms.
And so what if it is partisan to those who endorse JUSTICE, Saiful!

MCA's Calm before Tenang Waterloo?

"Since he took over MCA’s reins this year, Soi Lek has been working hard to revitalise the party’s waning popularity by pushing for a greater voice in BN.

His outspokenness has already landed him in the soup numerous times with several top Umno leaders, who have publicly rejected the leader’s views and chastised him for going against BN’s ideals."

In Tenang, a fight for MCA’s survival - The Malaysian Insider

December 23, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 – MCA is under pressure to deliver Chinese votes in the upcoming Tenang by-election in Johor and prove it has won back enough support to guarantee a Barisan Nasional (BN) win as the ruling coalition mulls snap polls in the next few months.

Leaders from both MCA and DAP, its main rival in Pakatan Rakyat (PR), say the battle will be for Chinese votes as they expect Umno has the Tenang Malay vote in the bag.

PR is already describing the Tenang vote as MCA’s and BN’s to lose as the battle would be fought on the ruling coalition’s Johor stronghold, a state that had escaped the 2008 political tsunami.

The non-Malays in Tenang — at nearly 52 per cent of the 14,592-strong electorate — could provide an indication of how the country’s Chinese and Indian voters will vote in the next general elections.

Chinese voters make up a whopping 39 per cent of the Tenang electorate while the Indian community has 12 per cent. The Malay voters make up about 49 per cent.

Tenang is also one of the two state seats under the Labis parliamentary constituency, formerly held by MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek (picture).

Labis is now helmed by Soi Lek’s son, Chua Tee Yong, another rising star in the Chinese-based party, the second largest component party in BN.

In Election 2008, Tee Yong lost to DAP over non-Malay support, but cruised to a win due to solid support for BN from the Malays.

Since he took over MCA’s reins this year, Soi Lek has been working hard to revitalise the party’s waning popularity by pushing for a greater voice in BN.

His outspokenness has already landed him in the soup numerous times with several top Umno leaders, who have publicly rejected the leader’s views and chastised him for going against BN’s ideals.

Opposition leaders believe the Tenang by-election will be crucial for Soi Lek to prove his worth and solidify his position, and his party’s, within BN.

“The stakes are much higher for MCA, compared to PR. Even though it is true that Umno is confident of sweeping up the Malay votes, the stakes are particularly high for Chua Soi Lek himself.

~In Tenang, a fight for MCA’s survival - The Malaysian Insider

Exam Board Outsmarted by Kids- Yet again!!!

Best PMR results in four years; 30,863 score straight As

PETALING JAYA: A total of 30,863 candidates scored straight As in the 2010 Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination, a 0.65% increase from last year and the best PMR results in the past four years.

Education director-general Datuk Abdul Ghafar Mahmud said, however, that the results for candidates in the special category (kids with disabilites) saw a slight decline.

DG said the ministry would conduct an analysis to look into the causes.

A total of 479,675 candidates registered to take PMR, he added.

~ Star Online

What "1-Malaysia" ..... It's Contempt!!

Its so childish for Selangor Government to ban 1Msia logo...
Ronnie Liu said this is a political statement made by the State Exco,
when supporting Local Government instructions asking the Logo to be removed...
WHAT LAH! Where's the tolerance?
Is Selangor under a COMMUNIST REGIME kah?
Pakatan got no constructive ideas besides being destructive...
What's wrong with cultivating 1Msia Spirit??

-Ti Lian Ker

Dear Ti Lian Ker,

Firstly, I think it was childish of you to bring up something as inconsequential, when you could've questioned them harder on more serious matters like the awarding of the contract to a RM2.00 company. (A case for Selcat: RM2 firm gets rich contract) .

Yes Ti- I agree that there is nothing wrong with a "1-Malaysia Spirit". Sad to say, they don't allow this "1-Malaysia" to love you as much as you love it- by virtue of your skin color & creed!! It truly astounds me that you and all your MCA "machais" would still go out to town to serve this hypocrisy despite this humiliation you're subjected to every day of your lives.

The way I look at it- the rejection of "1-Malaysia" is a lesser sin- if at all it is. It is just childish politicking .... in rejecting an empty slogan, and is inconsequential. Maybe it was a wise decision to prevent the naive from falling for this hypocritical sloganeering nonsense.

BN calls for 1-Malaysia, but has Umno shamelessly spouting racism through Utusan Malaysia.
BN trying to sabo PR in Perak/ on water issues/ suspends their lawmakers from parliament without a defence at the Committee hearing- PR then reacts to reject BN's hypocritical 1-Malaysia.

It was definitely a 'ciplak' idea (from Yogyakarta's 2006- 1-Indonesia, "Masyarakat dahulukan, pencapaian utamakan") which could have been made good- but it is today a big fat lie peddled by hypocrites and supported by parroting sycophants. (Maybe Najib was saying the truth that it was an "original"- within his parameters of ignorance ... Yes- that's indeed very original- a confession of ignorance by a "leader"!)

I just wish that Malaysian politicians (especially those from BN)will "grow up" some day & realize there will be plenty for everybody- if only they can be disciplined about the rule of law & nation-building, and regard all lawmakers as partners (instead of adversaries).
Very sad that Malaysian politicians cannot transcend partisan-politics in doing that.

I don't care much for the slogan, Ti- they could've named it "1-Timbuktu" for all I care, and I would still support it if it did translate into reality, and allow me to get the equal rights & liberties enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
Just look at the brain-drain and the flight of financial capital, Ti.
No catchy slogan is gonna change what you feel deep down in their hearts for the "1-Malaysia" policies perpetrated by bigots, racists & selfish hypocrites towards the people- CONTEMPT!

"Cow-dung" in your head, Nazri?

“I raised it because Anwar says he has got proof. Now I’m showing my proof and I want Anwar to show his proof, and I want to see who is bluffing here,” Nazri said.

Nazri also called Anwar a liar for saying he had not been given a chance to defend himself in front of Parliament’s Rights and Privileges Committee.

The Rengas MP said Anwar could have defended himself on two occasions: first, when Anwar was asked to defend or retract his claim after it was first made in Parliament, and second, when Nazri put forward the motion to refer Anwar to the committee in April.

~Nazri shows proof Anwar was ‘lying’

“True, Anwar was allowed to enter his defence, but that was only at the beginning, before Nazri put forward the motion to suspend Anwar.

“What needs to be stressed is that he was never given a chance to defend himself in front of Parliament’s Rights and Privileges Committee,” said the PKR secretary-general.

“If Nazri was serious about this, he should have presented his proof in front of the committee, and let Anwar present his proof too. But that did not happen, did it? Anwar has proof, trust me. He has been wanting to show it since day one,” added Saifuddin.
~PKR claims APCO pressured over One Israel


Why say that Anwar was allowed to defend himself, when he wasn't allowed to speak at the deliberation of the Parliament's Right & Privileges Committee? If one is on "trial"- shouldn't he/she be allowed a defence during the trial? Or are you the kind of Law Minister who demands that the Accused be gagged at the trial?

After so many "principled statements" you made, after accusing others of having "cow-dung" in their heads- this is the most PATHETIC LIE & SPIN you can come up with?

"Cow-Dung" in your head, Nazri?

Abe Lincoln once said, that Hypocrisy is when a man murders his own parents, then asks for clemency on grounds that he is an orphan.....
You Nazri, on the other hand- Murder The Law, then plead understanding when you defend unconstitutional laws like the ISA/OSA/PPPA/PA/SA, on grounds of "national security".

A "Law Minister" is it?

Shame on you-
You're a nothing but a DISGUSTING HYPOCRITE